Reif Estate Winery Niagara River Meritage 2007 Wine Review

Reif Estate Winery Niagara River Meritage 2007
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Product #: 779320001126

Price: $26.95
Alcohol: 13.5%
Drink: 2009-2014
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Reif Estate Winery
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August 3, June 18, March 5 and February 26.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Opens with ripe cassis, fleshy blackberries and black plums. Followed nicely by some dried tobacco and herbs on the palate with a spicy finish. Full-bodied and delicious.

Meritage food pairings: grilled red meats, rack of lamb, robust winter vegetable stews and stuffed grilled portabello mushrooms.

This was reviewed December 1, 2009 by

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The three varietals in this classic cuvée include 47% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc. Average Brix levels of the three wines reached 22.5° Brix. The vines were all harvested from Reif Estates 125 acre vineyard located adjacent to the Niagara River, midway between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment. The grapes were harvested Oct. 18, 2007 and Nov. 6, 2007.
The juice was pressed from clean, ripe fruit underwent fermentation for 18 days, using selected yeast. Oak barrel aging in predominantly French Oak with 10% Hungarian and American Oak which contribute to the distinct intensity of this superior red wine.

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